Welcome to the Squirrels Class page!
Dear Parents and carers,
Welcome back, and the start of what should be an exciting and rewarding year. I look forward to getting to know you all as the term progresses.
I am very much looking forward to working with your child throughout the year and I hope that they enjoy their time in Squirrel Class at St Amand’s.
PE will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
PE kit, including trainers and tracksuit should be brought in on Monday and kept in school all week. Please ensure that all kit is clearly and properly labelled. Earrings should be removed before PE.
Your child will be bringing home a Reading Record/Journal. They are encouraged to read for a small amount of time every day and to record this in their reading record. When they have finished a book, they have a selection of activities in the front of their reading record to choose from and complete in order to investigate their book further. The reading record will be handed in twice each term.
During the week, I will try and ensure all the children will have the opportunity to read regularly to me, including during: guided reading, in front of an audience and during drama activities.
Children will be able to choose a reading book from the class or school library.
I would like to take the opportunity to ask you to encourage your child to read at 9+
Children are encouraged to learn their tables and division facts and will have a times table challenge every week. By the end of Year 4 each child should know their multiplication and division facts up to the 12 times table.
Children will be given various homework tasks, either linked to their school topic or to specific areas of learning in school. The children will be set new questions on Mathletics each week.
Children will be taught spelling rules at school and be expected to apply these through diction tasks to be carried out each week. Children will have National Curriculum words to learn and a copy of these will be sent home. The children will be advised on which words to focus on each week. The children will practise these words during their early morning work.
This term the children will be learning about Ancient Egypt and a home work grid will be sent out shortly.
If you do have any concerns or worries about any aspect of your child’s learning please feel free to come and speak to me.